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“For most of the executives and students I coach, the difficulty isn’t in understanding how to introduce themselves, ask questions, or recall names. It is in fighting natural biases against social risk and changing lifelong habits. Real progress comes only through mindful reflection and practice. Be patient but committed, and remember that as you become more confident with introductions, names, and questions, you’ll set yourself up to be more proactive and effective at all the other skills required to be a successful newcomer at any event, office, or organization.” – Keith Rollag, Associate Professor at Babson College

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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Professional Legal Associations for Law Students

If you’re a student looking to network and boost your resume remotely, joining a professional legal association or two is a great way to do it. Belonging to an association can show your commitment to the legal profession and your …

By Shelley Awe - Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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What to Say When You’re Reaching Out to Someone on LinkedIn

by Kristi DePaul. Originally appeared in the November 2, 2020 issue of Harvard Business Review

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Summary.   Networking effectively online is key for young people seeking their next role, wanting to learn more about industry trends, or make meaningful …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Networking as a First-Generation Student Can Be Hard. Here’s How to Get Started.

“Students from underrepresented communities are often given the advice to “network for better opportunities.” However, the unfortunate reality is that white, more privileged groups continue to control access to the majority of jobs and career opportunities, often through hidden rules …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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Networking Step by Step from a Duke Alum

You’re ready to look for internships and jobs and you hear someone tell you to network or start connecting with individuals with like interests, do you know where to start? When thinking about connecting with individuals who share the same …

By Alicia Rhodes (she/hers)
Alicia Rhodes (she/hers) Assistant Director, Career Services
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